Reid State and Columbia Southern sign transfer agreement

Reid State graduates can seamlessly earn their bachelor’s degree at CSU

Reid State Technical College and Columbia Southern University sign a transfer partnership. Pictured (from left) are: David Allen Cole, director of workforce development and athletics director at Reid State; Coretta Boykin, president of Reid State; Ken Styron, president of Columbia Southern; and Lee Barnett, vice provost of student affairs, continuing education and strategic academic partnerships at Columbia Southern.

Columbia Southern University, in Orange Beach, and Reid State Technical College, in Evergreen, have partnered to allow for a seamless transfer of Reid’s associate degrees toward a bachelor’s degree in business at CSU.

Through the agreement, former and future Reid graduates who earned an associate degree in applied science and/or applied technology can transfer their credits toward CSU’s bachelor’s degree in business administration. Additionally, Reid students, faculty, staff and their families will have access to a learning partnership discount of 10% toward courses taken at CSU.

“Reid State exists to foster opportunities for students that allow them to pursue their dream of success with the training and advising they receive from our faculty and staff,” said Coretta Boykin, president of Reid State. “An agreement with Columbia Southern University that not only creates a clear pathway to a four-year degree, but that also provides our students with the same, first-class advising care that we provide to our students on-site, is an excellent collaboration that can move our students forward.”

Ken Styron, president of Columbia Southern, echoed Boykin’s remarks. “As a university that was founded to provide accessible, affordable higher education for working professionals, we feel this agreement will increase their options for success by building on their skills and talents,” he said. 

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